Spring baking may just be the best of all with so many things to celebrate! With gardens going in or growing up, rhubarb and strawberries galore and markets bursting with fresh ingredients, anyone can find something yummy to bake and share at spring events. Some spring “picks” just to get started:
Asparagus Quiche done quicker than a rabbit’s tail by simply adding 1 cup diced fresh asparagus to a biscuit mix Breakfast Quiche recipe.
Carrot-shaped Cake Cookies are perfect for parties or family fun. Click here for a step-by-step pictorial guide. If you’re looking for the right “orange” for sugar or frosting or a rainbow of color options,
check out the Rainbow Sugar Resource
Another must-mix or guest gift is Carrot Cake Muffins by Rabbit Creek Gourmet Mixes.
Simplicity in a recipe is the Carrot Cake in a Cookie
Make it a “book and bake” time with young friends or children. They’ll love baking carrot treats and reading Curious George The Perfect Carrot to double the fun.
Check out all things rhubarb by those who know it best—Minnesotans! You’ll find breads, cobblers, crisps and of course--a wonderful strawberry rhubarb pie!
Strawberries make the perfect quick dessert or brunch item. From Strawberries and Cream Coffeecake to Ruby Crowned Cake Royale there’s something for all skill levels with this resource.
If you’ve made homemade biscuits, scones, rolls, English Muffins, waffles and more, don’t skip making your fruit butter. Its just fabulous and only three ingredients.
Celebrate Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day April 24th Everything Spice Pigs in Blanket
National Pretzel Day, April 26, is the perfect day to blend history, science and a favorite food in your classroom. Home Baking Association’s free downloadable multi-age lesson Bread with a Twist and the new Dough Shaping 101 DVD are available at www.homebaking.org!